The Liberty Bell High School girls’ soccer team endured an unruly crowd and managed a gritty, 2-1 overtime victory at Brewster last Thursday (Oct. 17).
Brewster was threatened with forfeiture when the game officials cautioned the spectators, according to Liberty Bell coach Lincoln Post and another observer at the game.
“It was a tough battle with a rowdy, heckling fan base that had to be controlled by the officials,” Post said.
Brewster scored first and led 1-0 at the half. In the second half, Liberty Bell freshman Adee Smith scored to even the game with what Post called “a beautiful shot from distance.”
“We continued to pressure their goal for the remainder of the game and through overtime, but could not find the back of the net,” Post said.
Senior Tommie Ochoa stepped into the Liberty Bell goal for the shootout round. “She scored first, then made two saves to clinch our victory,” Post said. “Ali palm had an outstanding day at defense and scored in the shootout as well.”
Earlier in the week, the Lady Lions traveled to Manson and came away with a 3-0 win. In league play this week, second-place Liberty Bell was at first-place Tonasket on Tuesday (Oct. 22) and hosts last-place Oroville on Thursday (Oct. 24), starting at 4:30 p.m.